The Daily Mash-Up

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 This Week's Paper
Man charged with arson following house fire

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has charged Kenneth Lewis Massey, 47, with arson in the first degree, domestic violence related. Witnesses saw the fire and Massey running from the family’s home. According to his estranged wife, she and two children got out “just barely” in time.

“Arson is designated a Class A Violent Felony because it’s always dangerous,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

At approximately 10 p.m. July 23, Tacoma Police Officers responded to a report of a possible arson at a residence at 4014 S. Warner St. in Tacoma. When the officers arrived,… Read More

Gallucci’s Catering receives Spotlight Award

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber has selected Gallucci’s Catering as the 2017 Spotlight on Business Awards: Minority-Owned Business. This award ensures that Tacoma-Pierce County remains a diverse and vibrant experience for all of those who live, work, and visit.

Gallucci’s is a full-service catering company, providing service for events of all shapes, sizes, and presentations styles, which includes fabulous custom menus, event planning/organizing, bartending services, and rental items. Gallucci’s has served the Tacoma-Pierce County community for 28 years. Adrielle Flinders purchased… Read More

Census Bureau Jobs Available

The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications for approximately 175 temporary positions that will support the address canvassing operation for the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in Pierce County.

Address canvassing will allow the Census Bureau the opportunity to conduct the process of building its 2020 Census address list across a wide area of physical geography, housing structures and residence types. An updated address list will help ensure an accurate and complete count for the nation in 2020.

The test area includes approximately 330,000 housing units in Pierce County. Data… Read More

TCC Verizon store in University Place to hold backpack giveaway

TCC Verizon Wireless, at 3904 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place will be holding a free backpack giveaway on Sunday, July 23
from 1-4 p.m.

One backpack per child and child must be present. Arrive on time because supplies are limited.

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National Park grant to improve Swan Creek

The National Park Service has awarded a grant of $750,000 to Metro Parks Tacoma to improve Swan Creek Park.

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced the grant as well as a smaller grant for King County's Skyway Park. The total for both parks is $1.2 million.

“Both of these grants will help ensure underserved communities have access to local outdoor recreation opportunities. Not only will these park improvements help people get outside, but they will provide an economic boost for these communities by… Read More

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